Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Advice for clients

Tuesday, 9 May 2017
I honestly feel that this post should have been titled " so are you telling me how to do my job ?".  But I'll hold on the angst for now. I've heard a lot of clients say can you just give me the construction drawings and I'll build it myself. It's all fun and games until they start building and realise that things are not exactly working on the project. What most clients fail to realise is that architectural documentation is merely an illustration or representation of how a building should be built and an architectural project requires the continued involvement of an architect or an architectural profession.

In my opinion, I think that trust and communication make up the most important part of a client architect relationship. But most of the time this is not there and the relationship is mostly based on the fact that the relationship equates money. A sad reality of this industry. I believe it's time that we start rethinking what an Architect means to this current society and how we move forward from here.

Lastly I leave you with an illustration by Leewardist one of my favourite architectural illustrators opinion of what he thinks an Architect should be.

This post is part of the ArchiTalks series pioneered by Bob Borson of Life of an Architect. This year, we are trying to do something different and instead of Bob suggesting the topics this month we have a topic suggested by Jeffery Pelletier who has recommended the theme of Advice for clients.

Marica McKeel - Studio MM (@ArchitectMM)
ArchiTalks: Advice for Working with an Architect
Jeff Echols - Architect Of The Internet (@Jeff_Echols)
Advice for ALL Clients
Lee Calisti, AIA - Think Architect (@LeeCalisti)
advice to clients
Lora Teagarden - L² Design, LLC (@L2DesignLLC)
ArchiTalks: Advice for Clients
Collier Ward - One More Story (@BuildingContent)
Trust Your Architect
Eric T. Faulkner - Rock Talk (@wishingrockhome)
Advice List -- From K thru Architect
Michele Grace Hottel - Michele Grace Hottel, Architect (@mghottel)
advice for clients
Brian Paletz - The Emerging Architect (@bpaletz)
A Few Reminders
Eric Wittman - intern[life] (@rico_w)
[tattoos] and [architecture]
Emily Grandstaff-Rice - Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA (@egrfaia)
Changing the World
Drew Paul Bell - Drew Paul Bell (@DrewPaulBell)
Advice for Clients
Jeffrey Pelletier - Board & Vellum (@boardandvellum)
Questions to Ask an Architect in an Interview: Advice for Clients
Samantha R. Markham - The Aspiring Architect (@TheAspiringArch)
Dear Client,
Kyu Young Kim - J&K Atelier (@sokokyu)
Advice for Clients
Rusty Long - Rusty Long, Architect (@rustylong)
Advice for Clients
Keith Palma - Architect's Trace (@cogitatedesign)
Advice 4 Building
Mark Stephens - Mark Stephens Architects (@architectmark)
Advice for Clients
Gabriela Baierle-Atwood - Gabriela Baierle-Atwood (@gabrielabaierle)
What I wish clients knew

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